2009 Ovation Awards

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Winners and nominees[edit]

Julie White, winner, Lead Actress in a Play
Megan Hilty, nominee, Lead Actress in a Musical
Allison Janney, nominee, Lead Actress in a Musical
Leslie Uggams, nominee, Lead Actress in a Musical
Christopher Fitzgerald, nominee, Lead Actor in a Musical
Laurie Metcalf, nominee, Lead Actress in a Play
Betty Garrett, nominee, Lead Actress in a Play
Chris Pine, nominee, Lead Actor in a Play
Sam Anderson, nominee, Lead Actor in a Play
Beth Leavel, nominee, Featured Actress in a Musical
Dee Hoty, nominee, Featured Actress in a Musical

The nominees for the 2009 Ovation Awards were announced on October 19, 2009, at A Noise Within in Glendale, California.[1] The awards were presented for excellence in stage productions in the Los Angeles area from September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009 based upon evaluations from members of the Los Angeles theater community.[2]

The winners were announced on January 11, 2010 in a ceremony at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, California.[3]

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Best Production of a Musical (Intimate Theater) Best Production of a Musical (Large Theater)
Best Production of a Play (Intimate Theater) Best Production of a Play (Large Theater)
  • Family Planning – Chalk Repertory Theatre
    • A Skull in Connemara – Theatre Tribe
    • Coming Home – Fountain Theatre
    • Equus – The Production Company
    • Photograph 51 – Fountain Theatre
    • Stick Fly – The Matrix Theatre Company
    • The Idea Man – Elephant Theatre Company
Best Season Acting Ensemble
  • The cast of Stick Fly – The Matrix Theatre Company
    • The cast of Alice in One Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass – Troubadour Theater Company
    • The cast of As U2 Like It – Troubadour Theater Company
    • The cast of Divorce! The Musical – Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment
    • The cast of Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits Volume 1 – Musical Theatre West
    • The cast of Mercury Fur – needtheater
    • The cast of Model Behavior, i.e., the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – 24th Street Theatre
Lead Actor in a Musical Lead Actress in a Musical
Lead Actor in a Play Lead Actress in a Play
  • Glynn Turman as Memphis – Two Trains Running – Ebony Repertory Theatre
    • Morlan Higgins as Mick Dowd – A Skull in Connemara – Theatre Tribe
    • Sam R. Ross as Alan Turing – Breaking the Code – The Production Company
    • Chris Pine as Stephen Bellamy – Farragut North – Geffen Playhouse
    • Sam Anderson as Ichabod Banks – The Bird and Mr. Banks – Road Theatre Company
    • Matt Gottlieb as Gabriel Hornstein – Who Lives?  – Renal Support Network
    • Joe Spano as George – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  – Rubicon Theatre Company
Featured Actor in a Musical Featured Actress in a Musical
Featured Actor in a Play Featured Actress in a Play
  • Hugo Armstrong as Sabretooth and Tim – Land of the Tigers – Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions
    • Jeff Kerr McGivney as Mairtin Hanlon – A Skull in Connemara – Theatre Tribe
    • David Ross Paterson as Dillwyn Knox – Breaking The Code – The Production Company
    • David Ari as Rosen – Family Planning – Chalk Repertory Theatre
    • Adolphus Ward as Solly Two Kings – Gem of the Ocean – Fountain Theatre
    • Geoff Elliott as Hero – The Rehearsal – A Noise Within
    • Roger Robinson as Holloway – Two Trains Running – Ebony Repertory Theatre
  • Tasha Ames as Izzy – Rabbit Hole – Malibu Stage Company
    • Jenny O'Hara as Maryjohnny Rafferty – A Skull in Connemara – Theatre Tribe
    • Danielle Kennedy as Greta – Family Planning – Chalk Repertory Theatre
    • Elia Saldana as Jilly – Family Planning – Chalk Repertory Theatre
    • Kerry Carney as Francine Carlson – The Idea Man – Elephant Theatre Company
    • Josette DiCarlo as Tamara – The Prodigal Father – Celebration Theatre and Playwrights 6
    • Angela Goethals as Honey – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  – Rubicon Theatre Company
Director of a Musical Director of a Play
Music Direction Choreography
Book/Lyrics/Music for an Original Musical Playwrighting For An Original Play
Costume Design (Intimate Theater) Costume Design (Large Theater)
Lighting Design (Intimate Theater) Lighting Design (Large Theater)
Scenic Design (Intimate Theater) Scenic Design (Large Theater)
  • Jeff McLaughlin – A Skull in Connemara – Theatre Tribe
    • Desma Murphy – Dracula – NoHo Arts Center Ensemble
    • Leonard Ogden – Eternal Equinox – Grove Theater Center
    • Christopher Scott Murillo – HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical – The Chance Theater
    • David Harwell – Rantoul And Die – Elephant Theatre Company
    • John Iacovelli – Stick Fly – The Matrix Theatre Company
    • Will Pellegrini – Who Lives?  – Renal Support Network
Sound Design (Intimate Theater) Sound Design (Large Theater)  – 2 winners
  • Ken Sawyer – Dracula –NoHo Arts Center Ensemble
    • Michael Levine and Cricket S. Myers – Battle Hymn – Circle X Theatre Company
    • Bruno Louchouarn – Courting Vampires – The Theatre @ Boston Court
    • Cody Henderson and Matt Almos – Land of the Tigers – Sacred Fools, Burglars of Hamm and Frantic Redhead Productions
    • David B. Marling and Christopher Moscatiello – The Bird and Mr. Banks – Road Theatre Company
    • Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski – Treefall – Rogue Machine Theatre
    • Jeffrey Porter – Who Lives?  – Renal Support Network

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